Cinema Femme Holiday Gift Guide

Happy holidays from the staff at Cinema Femme magazine! If you’re still looking for gift ideas for the film aficionados, women in film, or just awesome people in your life, here are some of our favorite gifts.

Reason for the Cinema Femme Movement

Statistics about Female Film Critics A September 2018 report from Dr. Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (and conducted with Time’s Up Entertainment) used reviews of 300 top-grossing films from 2015–2017 posted on Rotten Tomatoes to assess gender and race/ethnicity of critics, including […]

Superman Is Just For Kids

It took the rest of the Lisbon girls a little while longer to learn, but not much longer. Lux mostly got the lesson from Trip. Waking up to find you’ve been abandoned in the middle of a football field is a harsh way to wake up, in more ways than one, but her excursions to the roof solidified the knowledge. In the iconic shot of her with her cigarette, staring into nothing, there’s a coldness in her eyes that we hadn’t seen before, that only shows up in a girl’s face after she’s learned that she’s on her own.

Enchanted by the Details

I don’t know about you, but I get chills by the intimacy of the details. Her films vary in story, but no matter what the story is about—a seventeenth-century queen, spoiled teenagers in Hollywood, a middle-aged celebrity traveling in Tokyo—I know that I’m going to be enchanted by the artistry of the cinematic details that bring me deeper.

10 of Rebecca’s Favorite Films

One of the raffle prizes at our launch party with be Cinema Femme founder Rebecca Martin’s personal collection of Criterion Collection films. Here, Rebecca writes about what each film means to her. Raffle prize #5: Founder of Cinema Femme Rebecca Martin’s personal collection of @criterioncollection […]

Cinema Femme Launch Party

Our launch party at this Music Box Theatre is this Thursday! We will have raffle prizes from… #1: Revolution Brewing Company Cheers to the weekend! One of our awesome raffle prizes at our launch party will be from @revbrewchicago. 🍺👊🎉 #2: Music Box Theatre We’ll […]

A Love Letter to Film

Out of 50 films I presented on Instagram, with over 300 likes by my followers liking their favorites out of the 50, I dissected the top 12 films that got the most likes (see list below) and spliced them together as one. I call it […]

My Journey with Sofia

I’ve followed Sofia Coppola’s career closely, ever since 2003. In 2003, I saw the film that became my gateway in to the cinephile world: Lost in Translation. Friends in college (where I was in 2003) felt that I possibly had an unhealthy obsession with the film […]